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What's the biggest star?


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This is actually a hard question. It is difficult to determine the size of a star. If you mean the star with the biggest radius then it culd be a star like Beutelguese in Orion which is a red giant that is nearing the end of its life. If you meant the amount of mass that the star has , it could be a black hole that is very massive, but not big in size. To determine the radious of a star we need to measure the brightness, the distance to the star, and th color. It is hard to know all of these. The color of the star is a measure of its part int the life cycle of stars.

Samuel P Bowen



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